Pro Stock Hockey Shells
Whether you're playing club hockey, Juniors, college hockey or just in a beer league with some friends, its important for your team to look…well, like a team! Skating on a team with mismatched pieces and no designated team colors can make you lose more than just style points, it can impact team continuity and reduce team morale. Pro Stock Hockey’s pant shells can help your team get back on the same page. Ice hockey pant shells (over pants) are a critical but often overlooked piece of equipment; here's a rundown of what matters most...
You've got a few options when it comes to hockey pant shells: Padded or unpadded, and layered over traditional hockey pants or a girdle. While shells aren't designed to offer the same kind of impact protection the rest of your gear, they're often required as a way to make uniforms consistent in terms of appearance. This is especially important for players on multiple teams, since it saves them having to buy several (expensive) sets of hockey pants and use a different pair for each game.
Padded shells typically include inserts at the waist and on the back legs for extra protection, while more streamlined shells opt for a nylon exterior with a locking waist belt. Most include “stretch zones” in the crotch and inseam along with leg zippers to achieve a better overall fit and increased range of motion.
PRO STOCK VS. RETAIL
Along with form factor and protection, you've also got a choice when it comes to type: pro stock or retail pant shells. Retail shells are available from big-box sports stores and offer decent defense and usability for the price. Pro stock hockey shells are authentic NHL pants shells — made for NHL players but never worn, or in some cases, seldom worn. Our pant shells/over pants are manufactured to the highest possible standards because they were made to be used at the highest level of competition in the world.
There are several benefits to going with pro stock ice hockey pant shells. First, you can often find this equipment at a discount since it may have minor cosmetic damage and doesn't include a warranty. While this could be a worry with shoulder pads or helmets, hockey pant shells aren't designed to absorb the bulk of hits or falls — as a result, minor markings are typically no issue. In addition, going with pro stock hockey pant shells means you get the exact same equipment used by the pros, customized to their specs and with the benefit of official NHL branding. And while other equipment, such as skates or sticks, may be over-tuned for younger players or casual hockey leagues, pant shells require little in the way of adjustment and won't have a significant impact on overall performance.
So why go pro stock? Here's a quick breakdown:
- Choice of team colors, logos — all official NHL gear
- Minor nicks from getting shipped around means lower cost to purchase
- Easy to buy multiple pairs for use over girdle or traditional pant systems
- No warranty and no risk; pant shells aren't primary protective gear
- Durable, stretchable material with locking waist belt, many with padded waist and back legs
- Suitable for players of all skill levels
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Searching for the right balance of performance and appearance? Go Pro for hockey pant shells. You’ll get better-than-retail performance at a better-than-retail price. That’s a winning combination!